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  1. Ok, this one seems like it should be an easy one to determine. Is anyone carrying a stock 750ml Nordic style bottle with a ROPP closure? The lighter glass version is ideal.
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    15 and 30 gallon barrel racks available

    The filter housings are SOLD. The racks are still available. If you want them, make an offer!
  3. We have two types of barrel racks available for shipment. One is a modified single-bar 53 gallon barrel rack. It fits 30 gallon barrels and 15 gallon barrels (pics show how they fit). These are $65 each. We have 13 of them. We will not part them out; they go all together. The other rack is custom made for 15 gallon barrels. It's the black one. They are also $65 each and we have 6 of them. We will not part them out. Pics below. Buyer pays shipping from 29673. Email DR at Sixandtwentydistillery.com
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    Issues with a small equipment supplier

    Still using the sockpuppet account, dude. Try logging in under a different one. That may help.
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    15 and 30 gallon barrel racks available

    Bumping this post with an additional two items, as well as a price savings! The racks are now $50 each. Plus: We are selling TWO membrane filter housings, both from TCW. Link: https://store.tcwequipment.com/products/basic-stainless-steel-cartridge-housing?taxon_id=3 20 inch models. Brand new, never used. Retail for $625. We are selling ours for $575. Or $1000 for both. Add a diaphragm pump and you have an awesome in-line filter set up! Buyer pays shipping from 29673.
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    Distributor and wholesaler markups

    Agreed: Distribution is being consolidated all over the place. Consolidation means less competition. That means they take more in the value chain and we take less. New market entries/new distilleries: If you want to make some gains in the first few years of business, lobby your state legislature for limited self distribution. Especially if you volunteer something like paying an additional 5% of the taxes the state would have received had the distributor paid them as a middle man.
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    Bottlemate 910 label machine

    We had the bottlematic for years. Bulletproof. Ran probably 20-30 thousand bottles without many hiccups.
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    Is anyone using a monoblock filler?

    If so, hit me up. We're planning an upgrade and wanted to ask someone whos using one about cleaning, etc. PM is fine, or email me at dr at sixandtwentydistillery dot com Xox!
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    Case Sales Database

    I'm gonna wade in here and say that the 4000/5000 case number has a bunch of qualifications attached to it. How and where they sell that volume matters. What is their retail to wholesale balance? Do they sell 80% of their volume in their distillery store? Do they sell 80% of their volume in cocktails at their distillery bar? What state are they in? What metro area are they in? You get the point: there are too many variables to list that would put a number on case sales/breakeven point.
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    Turn Key distillery and Building for sale

    Is that bottling line a filler and capper, or just a capper? Wasn't sure. If you have model numbers, that'd be awesome. xox
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    How Much Should Proofing/Bottling Cost?

    There are a few contract bottlers on this page. By the sound of the somewhat limited info, you may want to reach out to a few and see what it costs to get in glass. To answer your question about skill: Yes. Plus, filtering will be necessary if the product is fresh from barrels.
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    Corking machine T-Corker

    We run one of these on a fully automatic line and it's pretty awesome.
  13. We're in search of an inline ROPP capper we can add to our existing pack line. Single head is probably fine, but we can go multi-head. Any ideas, suggestions or advice is appreciated! Thanks!
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    Sediment in finished bottles

    There was a great article about this in Distiller magazine in December or November. I don't have a link, but it's worth a search.
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    Wooden rickhouse design

    I'm sure everyone here would love to see and hear some more details! Great stuff, BTW and thanks for sharing!
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    Bottles + corks for sale

    I'll message you about a pallet of the of the Brunis
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    fusion pneumatic mixer/phda-5fl

    does it come with a shaft or propeller?
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    NC Broker suggestions?

    Anyone have suggestions on NC brokers they know? I am calling through the states roster of registered brokers, but I thought I'd put this here too. Thanks!
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    libdib anyone?

    Yeah, +1 Anyone using them?
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    Telemarketing scam

    These farkers are still up to it. Be warned, people! David, This is Chris Thompson, Senior Television Producer of Success Files hosted by Rob Lowe. We are currently producing a positive and educationally helpful documentary series surrounding "Craft Distilling in the South.” Our program airs on CNBC, Discovery Channel and Public Television. I am in the process of interviewing organizations to appear on camera as a content expert. Our research team thought your company might be a good fit for this particular topic. If you haven't already seen our programming, visit www.successfilesrl.com to see a few samples of our short-form documentaries. Please reply to this email with a convenient time to discuss the documentary, or you can call me directly at (561) 869-3977, EXT 344 Best Regards, Chris Thompson Senior Producer www.successfilesrl.com P. (561) 869-3977, EXT 344
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    Pulsing Still

    If you use a standard parrot, make sure it's vented. This stops it immediately.
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    Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    Indyspirits: If I am visualizing what you are describing, I believe I have recently seen a Vendome mash cooker of a like construction. From a cleaning and sanitation POV I would absolutely steer clear of an exposed coil/piping inside my mash unit. As an earlier poster mentioned, nooks and crannies will make it a bacteria haven very quickly. Smooth walls, bottoms, adequate drains, no dead legs are my watch words when it comes to optimum mash design. Others may not mind this, and that's cool. For the cost of a TIS cooler (like described above), you get a proven, easy to maintain/clean solution. Not a gamble, a solid fix. Perhaps a good way to think about this is what will you do and have to pay to make the original idea come to life? What will you do and have to pay to fix it if it doesn't? Another thought and not perfectly germane to your original question, we have in the past used the steam jacket as a cooling jacket as well. A bit of a pain to sort out, but a solution. In my opinion not an efficient solution. Using the same inputs, we cool a bunch faster with the TIS solution. Hope this helps!
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    Mash Tun Cooling: Part Deux

    We use a TIS model just like Southernhighlander is offering. The short answer is: they work great. They work even better and faster if you have very cold water to work with. I would not pick a different path to cool my grain-in mash.
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    Telemarketing scam

    Lol, there's another one claiming to be from <insert celebrity name here> TV show that wants to highlight craft distillers. Total scam. They want you to pay them $ to produce a segment for "the show." My wife has a company that does this, so I know. Content producers don't ask the subject of the segment to pay production costs, unless they are wanting to make something to shop around, maybe. Besides, the production costs they mentioned were outrageous. I'm betting we're not the only one to get this call.
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    Ceiling height

    We have a 17 foot clearance and it's right on the edge for our Vodka column. This may be a tailored fit experience for each customer. Absolutely a measurement to convey when ordering and sizing anyone's gear.